Blog: Transforming economies, states, and societies – building evidence for achieving the SDGs
Presenting the new work programme
Book: Extractive Industries
Open access | New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending.
Journal Special Issue: Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change
Open access | This journal special issue offers conceptual, theoretical, and empirical reasons for treating horizontal inequality as an outcome and challenging assumptions of fixity.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Article: Occupational segregation by race in South Africa after Apartheid
Open access | This article investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
23 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarJames Robinson on business and fragility in Africa
SeminarMargaret McMillan on structural change and labor productivity in sub-Saharan Africa
Margaret McMillan will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 March 2019. Abstract – Structural Change and Labor Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Growth has accelerated in many African countries over the last couple of decades. This...
SeminarMichael Woolcock and Lant Pritchett on building state capability: evidence, analysis, action
SeminarDilip Mookherjee on decentralized targeting of agricultural credit in West Bengal: private vs. political intermediaries
SeminarAshwini Deshpande on choice, constraints and cultural norms: understanding factors underlying women's labour force participation in India
SeminarCostanza Biavaschi on taking the skill bias out of global migration
Costanza Biavaschi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 February 2019. Abstract – Taking the skill bias out of global migration Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to...
Below you will find presentation slides, along with audio and video recordings from past events.WIDER Seminar Series
SeminarMaurizio Bussolo on taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia
Maurizio Bussolo will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 23 January 2019. Abstract – Towards a new social contract: taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia Globalization, rapid technological change, and aging have...
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme. In...WIDER Seminar Series
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Abhijeet Singh on school governance
Abhijeet Singh of the Stockholm School of Economics will share experimental results on school governance at the WIDER Seminar Series session on 23 May. Abstract – Understanding the flailing state: Experimental evidence from a large-scale...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Joana Naritomi on unemployment insurance schemes and consumption
Joana Naritomi of the London School of Economics will share the results of her study on unemployment insurance schemes and consumption at the WIDER Seminar Series session on 16 May. Abstract – Unemployment Insurance Schemes and Consumption:...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Kyle McNabb on social cash transfers in Zambia
On 9 May, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Kyle McNabb will speak on tax-benefit microsimulations in Zambia. Abstract – Assessing the targeting efficiency of the Zambian social cash transfer: A tax-benefit microsimulation approach Whilst tax-benefit...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Arip Muttaqien and Marcos Hecksher
PhD Candidates Arip Muttaqien of Maastricht University and Marcos Hecksher of Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada will share their latest results at the 2 May session of the WIDER Seminar Series. Arip Muttaqien: Abstract – The...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lulu He and Esther Heesemann
On 25 April 2018, PhD students Lulu He of the University of Queensland and Esther Heesemann of the University of Göttingen will present their research. Lulu He: Abstract – Sustainability-smart local demands: A study on recovery process...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Lore Vandewalle on access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India
Lore Vandewalle, Assistant Professor at The Graduate Institute, will speak at the 18 April 2018 session of the WIDER Seminar Series . Abstract – Access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India Access to formal...
SeminarWIDER Seminar Series - Patricia Justino on the legacies of wartime governance
Patricia Justino, Research Fellow at IDS, will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 April 2018. Abstract – On the legacies of wartime governance In conflict zones around the world, both state and non-state actors deliver governance at...